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Nathan's evens playing field

Nathan's evens the playing field

Originally Published: July 2, 2011
By Whitney Holtzman

Women now finally have a chance to ketchup to the men at the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island on the Fourth of July.

For the time in the event's 96-year history, there will be a women's-only competition, featuring 10 to 12 contestants and taking place at 11:30 a.m., right before the men chow down.

"We've had a lot of comments over the years that the women's accomplishments weren't being recognized," said George Shea, chair ...

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